Won't accept firm ware or go out of recovery mode.
3 different people including a best buy geek tried everything there is online to reboot the creative software. I can't imagine there is a trick I can do at home, so I want to mail it in to have the company (or whoever) fix it. I am fairly certain it is just a software issue. It is NOT in warranty so I will have to pay something, but I can't for the life of me find a way to contact anyone at the company to find out where/how to mail it in!!
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Re: won't accept firm ware or go out of recovery mode.
Detach your player from the PC if it is connected, and turn off the player.
If the player stops responding, you can reset the player. To reset the player, gently
insert a thin object into the Reset hole located below the power switch.
Booting straight to the Recovery menu
I decided to open it up to check out the hard drive to see what kind I would need so I could try replacing it. The data plug that attaches to the hard drive itself was partially unplugged. So, I pushed it back in all the way, put it all back together again, and turned it on just to see if something different might happen. (I had it set in my mind that the hard drive failed and I would need a new one, so I didn't expect anything different to happen) And to my surprise, it worked just like new again.
Before you go off and invest in a new hard drive, I suggest opening it up and make sure that plug is in all the way. Since you'll be opening it up in any case, it wouldn't hurt
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The easiest way to unlock your Android smartphone now is to completely reset it. Doing so will erase all your settings and files that are not stored on the memory card.
Depending on the model and maker of your smartphone (Samsung, HTC, LG etc.) the procedure might be slightly different but the idea is to enter tAndroid Recovery Mode and wipe all data + cache.
For example, to enter Recovery Mode on Samsung Galaxy S2 you need to:
1. Turn off the phone
2. Press Volume Up + Power button until it starts (here is the key difference. The keys needed to be pressed are different. Search on google for [SMARTPHONE_NAME] recovery menu ex: HTC Desire HD recovery menu, Samsung Galaxy S3 recovery menu, etc)
3. The Recovery Mode should show up in some seconds
4. Using the volume keys, select Wipe Data / Factory Reset and press menu or power to select.
5. Select "yes" using the same navigation as from step 4.
6. After resetting, it will return to main recovery screen. Do the same for cache partition
7. After cache partition reset is done, select Reboot
8. Phone reboots and now you'll have to set everything up again, but at least the password is removed.
ones your rooting fail...there is no way to recover but to contact your service centre....they have parent driver...there only they will reboot it with factory setting...never try to root device without proper knowledge and with proper driver...coz for different devices rooting method is different
so better not to go further by your own and contavt service centre asap
Without the recovery disk you have limited options.
1) Contact Acer to see if they can replace the recovery disk.
2) Look in Acer support pages online to see if they might have included a version you can download to make a recovery disk.
3) Buy a copy of the operating system that is on the computer. (With Windows XP and above if you reinstall the OS without erasing or reformating the drive you can keep all your files. I have done this many times.)
4) Upgrade to a newer version of Windows.
5) Lastly, you could switch to a different OS (such as Linux)
You do have custom firm ware ( CFW ) if you have memory card then you can get the 6.1 software from the web site and put it on your memory stick then put it back into you psp reboot it while holding the right triger gose into recovery mode then exit out i do this when my psp bricks its a safe reboot.
then instal the new update
Are you doing DESTRUCTIVE recoveries or are you doing NONDESTRUCTIVE recoveries? Try another hard drive in the machine and recover to that. Nondestructive recoveries replace the operating system without destroying the personal data. Its possible the original problem is propagating over to the recovered systems. Do a destructive recovery. Understand any data not backed up will be destroyed. Possible the original problem was a trojan virus.
You must give it the firmware upgrade from support.creative.com, or it will not be able to get out of this mode. Support.creative.com
Try another PC or another USB port
Make sure the hold/lock is not engaged
Check for firmware update on Creative's website
Get Recovery Tool from Creative
Try this: disconnect the player from the computer, turn it off, hold in the volume + button, and reconnect the player to the computer while holding the volume + button in. Keep holding the volume + button for an additional 5-50 seconds. Windows should eventually go into recovery mode and revive the player- it will pop up a window that says Found New Hardware Wizard.
If all else fails, check with this guy:
Creative Zen – Formatting
Step by step instructions for formatting a player
1. Detach the player from the PC if it is connected, and turn off the player.
2. Press and hold the Play button while powering on the player.
3. When the player displays the Creative logo, release the Play button
4. Select Format (All) and select Yes to format the player.
5. After the player has finished formatting, select Reboot.
6. Re-transfer the tracks to the player.
-Tha Mp3 Doctor
Hi Blue Spanky, Yes, Geek Squad® offers data recovery services.There are three levels of data recovery, dependant upon the condition of your hard drive.These services are offered on a carry-in basis.Visit your Geek Squad® precinct at your local Best Buy™ store to learn more, or visit http://www.geeksquad.com/pricing for information on services available through Geek Squad®. Thank you, Jason, Go Ahead.Use Us.
Based on your post/description:
1. Tried on 3 different computers - no go, so it's not a PC problem;
2. Tried replacing the cable - no go, so it's not an interface problem;
3. That leaves you only with the Firelite itself.
An external hardrive would consist of 2 main parts, the electronic board and the hard disk itself. The board seldom (if ever) fails. Its function is to provide conversion/interface from the SATA/IDE connectors of the HD to the out USB/Firewire. The HD more often than not fails. Most external storage uses a standard HD inside the enclosure.
Your possible options:
a. Claim warranty/replacement;
b. Replace the HD only;
c. Physically remove the HD and connect it direct to a desktop either as IDE or SATA and run manufacturer's diagnostic and/or third party recovery software;
d. Seek services of professional data recovery firms (if data/files are mission critical);
Hope this be of some help/idea. Post back should you need further information.
Good luck and kind regards.